As a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Alastair is qualified to offer a professional valuation service, focusing on all aspects of European & Asian ceramics and works of art with complete impartiality, something that international auction houses cannot offer.

A sound breadth of experience has been built following a long career in the Valuations, European and Oriental Ceramics departments at Sotheby's, New Bond Street, London from 1998 to 2007.

Gibson Antiques also offers discreet independent consultancy advice for fine art valuation companies and auction houses including The Canterbury Auction Galleries and Gurr Johns Ltd, London.

Gibson Antiques has prepared post-theft and damage valuation reports for various insurance companies, law firms and museums around the world. Recently, the most high profile case has to be the theft of Chinese ceramics and works of art from the Munthe collection in the West Norway Museum of Applied Art, Bergen, Norway.

Gibson Antiques is happy to offer advice on the acquisition and disposal of private collections of Chinese ceramics and works of art. In May 2012 we advised the Evans family who chose to sell their collection of imperial Chinese porcelain and works of art with The Canterbury Auction Galleries.

Alastair has also recently mediated the successful sale of Chinese works of art within acrimonious divorce proceedings, complicated by international respondents and the cultural and legal differences that this can entail.

Gibson Antiques is happy to offer these services on a worldwide basis, please contact us directly for a consultation and scale of fees.